Summer Camp - Week 1 @ Rainier - Olympia - 2023

Youth Program

Summer Camp - Week 1 @ Rainier

Join us for overnight camp along the carbon river near Mt. Rainier National Park! This week consists of 3 days/2 nights of hiking, camping, fun and games!

Join us for a fun 3 day/ 2 nights camping adventure at our Mountaineers property near Mt. Rainier! We will be traveling to Mt Rainier and camping out under the summer sky near the Carbon River.  This camp is open to kids ages 10-15 and includes transportation, food, and skills lessons up on the mountain.

Campers arrive at the Rose Garden in Priest Point Park on Wednesday morning at 9am. We will play a few introduction games before we do a gear check, pack up the cars, and hit the road. On our way to camp, we will make a stop along the way to learn some history of the nearby mining town. Once at camp, we will work together to set up camp and will have some time for adventuring near the river before dinner. Our evening will be filled with campfire songs, stories, stargazing, and s'mores.

Thursday is all about hiking in Mt Rainier. We will head up to Mowich Lake where we will hike to the Tolmie Peak Fire lookout.  Be sure to bring swim gear to enjoy the time we will spend swimming and catching frogs and newts at the nearby Eunice Lake. After our long day, we will make a hearty dinner and enjoy another campfire-side evening.

Friday begins with a big breakfast and camp cleanup. After some time playing along the river, we will head to an old ghost town that was once a mining town along the Carbon River. After this exploration, we will hop back into the car and head back to Olympia. Pick up is at the Rose Garden at 4pm.


  • Registration opens February 1
  • Drop off: 9am on Wednesday
  • Pick up: 4pm on Friday
  • Detailed packing list will be sent out prior to camp
  • Please note: all outdoor activities are weather and condition dependent.


Email Becky at

Program Requirements

This program has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment

1-2 large backpacks or duffel bags to fit all your gear for easy transport


Hiking Boots or hiking shoes

Water Bottle



Personal First Aid Kit

Sleeping Bag

Sleeping Pad


Clothing: changes for 3 days/nights. For hiking, you will want non-cotton, athletic clothing. Please include:

Wool or polyblend socks

Rain jacket


A warm layer, such as a fleece or down jacket

At least one pair of full length, non-cotton pants (not jeans!)


Personal dishes/utensils (bowl/plate, cup/mug, fork/spoon)

Lunch sack/box for dayhiking (not too heavy!)

Personal toiletries, such as hairbrush, toothbrush, toothpaste


Personal snacks

Sandals or a second pair of comfy shoes for camp

*Kids are allowed to bring a comfort item, such as a stuffed animal or book. We ask that you please limit these to 1-2 items because we have limited van space.

Many items can be borrowed from The Mountaineers. Need something? Email

Program Materials

There are no materials for this program.